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Despite the availability of a highly efficacious vaccine against yellow fever,1 an unprecedented resurgence of the virus has recently occurred, initially in densely populated urban areas of Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2016,2 and subsequently as an ongoing epizootic disease with sylvatic transmission encroaching on periurban areas in Brazil between 2016 and 2018.3 Between January, 2016, and June, 2018, 2153 confirmed cases and 744 deaths were recorded in Brazil, with most cases occurring in the southeast region according to the Ministry of Health of Brazil.NEXT ARTICLE
A vaccine is a biological preparation that improves immunity to a particular disease. A vaccine typically contains an agent that resembles a disease-causing microorganism, and is often made from weakened or killed forms of the microbe, its toxins or one ...
Tropical Medicine is the study of diseases more commonly found in tropical regions than elsewhere. Examples of these diseases are malaria, yellow fever, Chagas disease, Dengue, Helminths, African trypanosomiasis, Leishmaniasis, Leprosy, Lymphatic filaria...